University of California San Diego wants to test it entire campus—65,000 people—each month, beginning in September
University of California San Diego launched its campus coronavirus screening initiative by testing more than 1,500 students in May—without a single person testing positive.
Undergraduate and graduate students living on campus this summer were invited to enroll in the testing as part of the university’s Return to Learn plan for resuming in-person activities.
Students self-administered nasal swab-based COVID-19 tests at several locations on campus. They then used a smartphone app to scan the barcode on their specimen collection container and left the test in a collection box.
The swabs were tested at the Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine at UC San Diego Health.